Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Spicy Saté Squid

I had this spicy sate dish in Singapore. Impressed with how tasty it was, I set out (with the help of my sister) to duplicate it. Beware that this is very spicy, so I suggest eating it with rice.


Here is what I came up with.

Recipe under the cut.

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Serves 2
• 1 cup of squid
• 2 tsp finely chopped garlic
• 3 tsp finely chopped lemongrass
• 2 tbsp saté
• 3 green onion leaves
• a slice of lime
No salt because there's already enough salt in the saté.

Quick directions.
• mix cleaned & washed squid with garlic and lemongrass
• chop up onions into 2-inch pieces
• sautee onions on medium heat with a bit of oil in a frying pan for 2 minutes
• throw in the mix of squid & lemongrass & garlic
• add sate in the pan
• squeeze a piece of lime into the pan
• mix, cook, sautee everything for about 2 minutes or until squid is thoroughly cooked
• serve with rice

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I bought a pack of already cleaned squid because cleaning sea creatures isn't amazing work. After washing it thoroughly, it only came out to be about a cup of squid. Put it in a large bowl.

Add the finely chopped garlic and the lemongrass into the bowl. Mix it all together. It all seems like a lot for just a cup of squid, but seafood is notorious for being super fishy, so the garlic and lemongrass is important to the mix.

It looks delicious already.


Now let the mix sit while you chop up the onion leaves. Just cut each piece about 2 inches long.

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Pull out your trusty frying pan and pour a bit of oil in. I use very little because I'm not a big fan of oil.

Throw in your onions and sautee for about 2 minutes.

Now let the squid mix join your onions. They are now strange lovers.

Sautee sautee sautee for about 2 more minutes or until the squid is cooked. Then add in 2 tablespoons of saté. I bought this brand because it was the only one I could find at the Asian store.

Squeeze a slice of lime into the frying pan. Salty, spicy, and sour. What more can you ask for?

When you are sure the squid is cooked and the saté is mixed in well enough, pour it into a dish and serve. Done!


  1. was it already too spicy to add in the peppers? and how did it taste???

  2. It was so spicy I couldn't add extra peppers on top. It tasted really good, but really spicy. Don't put too much sate if you can't handle the spiciness. I cried after eating half of it. :x